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Zulgad: What else could go wrong? Wolves always seem to have the answer

We should have known it would end like this. Messy, ugly and so Timberwolves-like. Just over a year after Tom Thibodeau landed his man by acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night…


What’s the deal? Jimmy Butler reportedly requests trade from Timberwolves

That didn’t take long. One day after a scheduled meeting between Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau, the team’s president of basketball operations and head coach, The Athletic reported that Butler has requested a…


Report: Vikings release NT David Parry to make room for Tom Johnson

An odd situation in Seattle allowed the Minnesota Vikings to sign defensive tackle Tom Johnson, who had 16 sacks between 2014 and 2017 for the Vikings. The Seahawks planned to release and then re-sign Johnson,…


DeFilippo picked up where Shurmur left off with key third-and-short play calls

In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings dominated third-and-short. They ranked fourth in the NFL, converting 61.8 percent of third downs with less than five yards to go and gained a league-high 6.5 yards per third-and-short play.…


Vikings waive Coley to make room for Bailey

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Stacy Coley. The team officially announced the signing of kicker Dan Bailey, who will take the place of Daniel Carlson. The Vikings’ rookie kicker was…


Get it right: Does Judd have to run every team in this town?

Does Judd Zulgad have to run every single team in this sports town? Not calling up Buxton. Ticking off Towns. Drafting Carlson. Do I need to run every team in this town? — Judd Zulgad…


Brett Favre says NFL has gone “too far” in protecting QBs, calls Clay Matthews’ penalty “a bad call”

Brett Favre took plenty of hits during his 20 seasons in the NFL so the Hall of Fame quarterback must be happy to see the protection players at that position are getting now, right? Nope.…


Report: Vikings to bring back DT Tom Johnson

The Minnesota Vikings will sign defensive tackle Tom Johnson, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Johnson was released by the Seattle Seahawks last week. Seattle reportedly had planned to re-sign him, but instead the veteran…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Will the Twins close the gap and overtake the Indians in 2019?

The Cleveland Indians over the weekend clinched their third consecutive American League Central division title. The Twins have a long ways to go to catch up to the champs. In the next breath and with…


Exploring the what-if moments and ripple effects from Vikings-Packers

One day after the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers played one of the wildest games in the history of the rivalry, a 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field, the Vikings were still walking around with…


Game-changing roughing calls have Vikings shaking their heads

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers’ 29-29 tie on Sunday had as many game-changing moments as Wisconsin has types of cheese. Two of them involved roughing calls that are being emphasized more this year…


Zulgad: Vikings make right move in cutting Carlson but it never should have come to this

Just how dreadful of day did  Daniel Carlson have on Sunday at Lambeau Field? That question was answered on Monday when the Vikings placed the rookie kicker on waivers and reportedly moved toward signing veteran…


Vikings add a veteran receiver after Treadwell drops the ball and drops it again and again

Laquon Treadwell might be headed down the Vikings’ depth chart after his performance on Sunday in Green Bay. The Vikings signed former 49ers receiver Aldrick Robinson on Monday in a move that comes as no…


Vikings waive Carlson after three-miss day, reportedly will sign Bailey

The Minnesota Vikings acted quickly after rookie Daniel Carlson missed three field goals against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The team announced it had placed Carlson on waivers, and Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reported…


Vikings and Packers both end up seeing red over work of the refs

GREEN BAY, WIS. — The Vikings trailed the Packers by seven points with 1 minute, 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Sunday when Kirk Cousins’ deep pass for Stacy Coley was intercepted by…


Cousins on Vikings-Packers tie: ‘I don’t know what to feel’

GREEN BAY, WIS. — The Minnesota Vikings’ offense couldn’t have done much more against the Green Bay Packers to put the team in position to win on Sunday than set up a 32-yard field goal…


Zulgad: Vikings left with no choice but to kick Daniel Carlson to the curb

GREEN BAY, WIS. — The warning signs about employing a rookie kicker where everywhere and yet the Vikings ignored them. There was the failure of Blair Walsh, the kicker they drafted out of Georgia in…


Diggs, Thielen react to their first NFC North battle with Cousins under center

GREEN BAY, WIS. — You won’t find a receiver duo in the NFL you’d rather have when trailing in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field than Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The Minnesota Vikings’ receivers…


Rookie Brian O’Neill won’t soon forget his NFL debut

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Any time a rookie makes his debut in the NFL, it’s going to be a memorable moment. But for Minnesota Vikings second-round pick Brian O’Neill, his first time on an NFL field…


Welcome to the rivalry, Kirk: Cousins’ classic comeback killed by kicker

GREEN BAY, WIS. – If Aaron Rodgers had been playing on Sunday with an eye patch, his left arm in a sling and two peg legs, the Minnesota Vikings still would have expected a battle…


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